02-08-2008: Adwaitya Aldabra Giant Tortoise of Alipore Zoo. Kolkata. Hexagonal Design Stamp

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A giant tortoise whose name was Aldabra was a male who lived there in the Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata. The tortoise is one of the longest-living animals in the world. It was one of the four tortoises that lived in the estate of Robert Clive in Calcutta. Clive Turles achieved his success in the Battle of Plassey in 1757. After then Adwaitya was transferred to the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata in 1976 by its founder Carl Louis Schwendler. Adwaitya was the only tortoise who had no lineage. Adwaitya used to eat a diet of wheat bran, carrot, lettuce, soaked gram, bread, grass and salt. In 2005, Adwaitya got a wound in the flesh, and he became sick. Adwaitya died on 22 March 2008 in Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata.

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